I've got Tweak-XP installed and there's an option in the hardware section that enables UDMA66 on the HDD. But it says you have to make sure that the HDD is UDMA66 compatable or else you may have to reinstall Windows.
Is UDMA66 the same as Ultra DMA mode 5?
if not then what is it? and how do find out if my drive is compatable? I brought the drives within the past 12months.
The reason why i'm considering this is becuase my computer has been playing up lately. When i turn it on it gets to the WindowsXPpro splash screen and then just stays there. The blue bar under the logo that moves from left to right keeps moving. I've left it at times for about 20mins and it still there. I normally just press the reboot button and it works fine manages to reach the desktop. However today i had to restart 5 times and even then it didn't get to the desktop i had to reboot again and go into BIOS to make sure the settings were right, which they were, and then boot exit BIOS when it managed to get to desktop then.
Can anyone offer any advice or answers? I did scandisk some time ago when i 1st noticed this problem and it came out fine, no lost clusters or anything.